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by rubberman
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4484
Views: 658386

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

So connecting Buses to Trains makes sense. I assume.buses to the obahn too? The map suggests the O-Bahn is part of Outer North East, so will continue with Torrens Transit. One of the joint venture partners for the north-south package that includes the trams is currently also the operator of Canberr...
by rubberman
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4484
Views: 658386

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Have recently returned from Europe, and have experienced Pragues excellent tram network. Some of the rolling stock is old, but obviously being replaced and all of it travels quickly and efficiently through narrow streets, wide boulevards, and as Rubbermans photo shows... through open grassed track....
by rubberman
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4484
Views: 658386

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

I would then say again, that other cities in this situation put geotextile over the ballast, with only the rails visible, then put turf or some other covering over the geotextile, so that in a few months, the track between stops is almost invisible except for the rails. Far better than a concrete s...
by rubberman
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4484
Views: 658386

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Hi, The specific cost saving that could halve cost is the use of open ballast vs the concrete slab. As the Glenelg line shows, it is quite practical. Further, open ballast track can be topped with turf, or other covering appropriate for the area. Surely a consideration in the national capital? In t...
by rubberman
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4484
Views: 658386

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Note also that the first stage of light rail saw more than 2.2 million trips in the first 6 months. From what I can determine, that's about the same as the Glenelg tram does in a full year (not counting the free trips in the city)! Invest in good infrastructure and it does pay off. Yet people still...
by rubberman
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4484
Views: 658386

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

https://the-riotact.com/light-rail-stage-2a-to-be-wire-free-as-approvals-process-moves-to-next-phase/357853 Some interesting news about the next phase of light rail in Canberra, being wire-free. This means that new and existing light rail vehicles will need to be fitted with onboard energy storage ...
by rubberman
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4484
Views: 658386

Re: News & Discussion: Tram

We don’t need light rail all the way down Port Rd, as there’s already a heavy line close by and parallel. Very expensive exercise too, now that it’s all been re-landscaped. It would be worth a business case though on converting the Outer Harbour heavy rail line to light, and feeding off that to the...
by rubberman
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic
Replies: 1274
Views: 198902

Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

Other forms of transport at the opening of Parliament.
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by rubberman
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4484
Views: 658386

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

For the opening of Parliament, the trams ran Glenelg to Festival Plaza, and Entertainment Centre to Adelaide Railway Station.
by rubberman
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 853
Views: 151705

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

ml69 wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:56 am
Just wondering ... aren’t multi all Obahn buses multiple door boarding?

So therefore in these buses, there is a ticket machine next to each door?
Yes. I was putting my hand up for this to be extended.
by rubberman
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 853
Views: 151705

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

Also, while we're at it, may I put my hand up for modern fast loading 3 door buses. We had 3 door loading in the days of bus conductors, and European (outside the UK) practice is pretty much 100% low floor, 3 door loading for non-artics, and up to 5 doors for artics. These modern buses load and unl...
by rubberman
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 853
Views: 151705

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

Also, while we're at it, may I put my hand up for modern fast loading 3 door buses. We had 3 door loading in the days of bus conductors, and European (outside the UK) practice is pretty much 100% low floor, 3 door loading for non-artics, and up to 5 doors for artics. These modern buses load and unlo...
by rubberman
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4484
Views: 658386

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Noticed this morning the line from North Terrace to Festival Plaza tram stop is currently closed and undergoing maintenance/repair. Does anyone know what the nature of the work is? It's always closed on weekdays. I saw them install a drainage tank and some access covers. Just some minor improvement...
by rubberman
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4298
Views: 637345

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

It’s an outsourcing arrangement. “Privatising”, while technically true, is a bit misleading. For example, with made up figures - The government puts out to tender the operations of the network, subject to some pretty detailed specifications and KPIs, the winning bidder says e.g they will do it for ...
by rubberman
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Other Transport Projects
Replies: 665
Views: 201026

Re: News & Discussion: Other Transport Projects

gnrc_louis wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:22 pm
Globelink has been abandoned :lol:

Along with that other brain fart, the North Terrace right turn, let them rest in peace.